Phone Number: 618-228-7245
Hi! I’m Kara Holtgrave and I have been teaching second grade at Aviston Elementary since 2001. Education has been very important throughout my life, growing up with both my parents as teachers. I grew up in Germantown and attended Mater Dei High School, graduating in 1994. I went on to receive my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 1999 from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. After graduation, I taught two years in a small, private school that sadly closed its doors for the final time just a few years ago. I taught combined first and second grades my first year and preschool and kindergarten my second year. I live in St. Rose with my husband, Bob, and our two children, Madison and Wesley. We also have a beagle named Rudy that we adopted from the Clinton County Humane Society.
I truly enjoy working with children. I love to see them learn and grow throughout the year! I am looking forward to a fun and exciting new school year!!